Join Our Lab

Our lab is using real-time single-molecule imaging to (i) study how eukaryotes replicate/repair their DNA; (ii) dissect molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining large/complex genomes; and (iii) understand how multi-subunit molecular machines like the replisome are regulated.

We are looking for curious and highly-motivated undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs to join our team. Since our lab operates at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and physics – we welcome people with very diverse backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, and training .

If you find our work exciting we encourage you to reach out by email at . If you are on campus you are always welcome to drop by the lab to chat.

Prospective Graduate Students

If you are applying to graduate programs at Stanford and are interested in our lab or department – pls contact us – it will be our pleasure to answer any of your questions.

Graduate Students

If you are a first year graduate student and are interested in a rotation – pls email us, or even better – visit our lab.

Postdoc Applicants

Postdoctoral researcher (or research scientist) positions are available in the Chistol laboratory in Chemical and Systems Biology at the Stanford School of Medicine. Our group studies mechanisms of DNA replication and genome maintenance in eukaryotes using a blend of biochemistry, biophysics, and single-molecule approaches (see more at 

We are a young and vibrant lab looking for curious and motivated scientists. Candidates should have a PhD in life sciences, physics, chemistry, or related fields with a strong record of excellence and productivity in research. Women and under-represented minorities in academia are encouraged to apply.

Skills and Experience (one or more of the following)

  • Super-resolution microscopy (PALM, STORM, SIM, oligo-PAINT, STED, etc)
  • Single-molecule imaging (TIRF, FRET, other modalities)
  • Mammalian/human cell tissue culture
  • Protein biochemistry, antibody labeling,
  • Genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9) of mammalian/human cells

‍If you are interested, please email the following to

  1. Your CV
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. A brief cover letter outlining your prior experience and current research interests


Our lab is located on the third floor of CCSR, on the North-Western part of the Stanford University campus, not far from the Stanford Hospital, along Discovery Walk.

Chistol Lab
CCSR 3130, Mail Code 5174
Chemical and Systems Biology Department
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

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